CommonSpirit Health Medical Lab Technician in DES MOINES, Iowa
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
GENERAL SUMMARY :
Acts as technical information resource for MercyOne Des Moines Laboratory.
Identifies problems that may adversely affect test performance and/or results and uses knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and resolve them. Consults with Medical Technologists and/or Medical Laboratory Scientists when appropriate. Performs tasks and procedures specific to assigned section with minimal supervision.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Uses educational and technical expertise to troubleshoot issues related to specimen quality, instrument/method performance and analytical interferences to ensure patient results match clinical status.Assists and supports quality management systems and performance improvement initiatives.
Works independently, organizing work to meet established deadlines and records. Maintains supply inventories.
Trains new employees and acts as preceptor for laboratory students.
Operates laboratory information systems, personal computers, and instrument-related computer software.
Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.
Functions specific to West Lakes Lab, Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry and Microbiology Sections:
Performs complex laboratory procedures utilized for the diagnosis and treatment of disease as appropriate for patient age to include neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults; recognizes deviation from expected results; analyzes and corrects problems using scientific principles.
Analyzes quality control data, makes judgments concerning the results, and takes appropriate action to maintain test accuracy and precision.
Performs preventive maintenance and basic troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.
Assists with new instrument or procedure implementation and training.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
Associate’s degree in science-related field.
Six (6) month clinical internship in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory
Science (NAACLS) accredited clinical laboratory science programorapproved alternate
career path that meets certification eligibility requirements.
Certification in one of the following:
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) by the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB).
A person may be hired into this position if he/she has completed the requirements for registration for the certification exam. The exam must be successfully completed within six (6) months of hire.
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Requisition ID 2020-135308
Employment Type Full Time
Hours Per Pay Period 80
Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Standard Hours 1p-9:30p
Work Schedule 8 Hour
Location IA-DES MOINES
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